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NXpress #18: Tembo the Badass Elephant and our Mortal Kombat special




Tembo the Badass Elephant Review

The smash-hit Mortal Kombat was everywhere in the early ’90s. Created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, the game was on every system, in every arcade, and sparking controversy with its levels of bloody violence. The Fatalities, in part, led to the creation of the ESRB video game rating system, and ever since its release, the gaming industry just hasn’t been the same. This week, we take a look back at both the game and the big screen Hollywood adaptation. First, however, is our main event, in which we discuss Tembo the Badass Elephant. Developed by Game Freak — and published by Sega, Tembo draws on the DNA of Sega’s classic 2D platforming franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. We’ll let you know if we like it or not. Joining us is guest Quentin Danglade from the FTW Gaming podcast.

Episode Playlist:

00:00: Mortal Kombat 1990’s News Clip
00:30: Intro
01:30: Nintendosage: PC gaming vs. console gaming
14:00:  Tembo the Badass Elephant trailer
18:00: The Main Event: Tembo the Badass Elephant Review
32:00: Mortal Kombat movie theme song 
34:00: Post Game Content: Mortal Kombat game and movie discussion
65:00: Ed Boon and John Tobias 1990’s interview clip
67:00: Outro

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.